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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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For Android developers who like to keep up with the latest features, there are two major events hosted by Google that are not to be missed — Google I/O and the Android Dev Summit. Today being the latter event, Google has brought Android Studio 4.0 to the Android Dev Summit with an early developer preview of Jetpack Compose.

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Last October, Google stoped providing Android distribution numbers on a consistent monthly basis. The last update was during I/O 2019 in May. Ahead of the 2019 Android Dev Summit, Google today shared a new stat that highlights Project Treble’s successful impact on Android updates.

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Grammarly Keyboard for Android now supports swipe typing

Typos are all too common on smartphones and while many keyboards are great at fixing that, many ignore grammar mistakes. Grammarly Keyboard has been around for a while to help in that area, and now the app is finally adding support for swipe typing.

Google has a powerful suite of tools for digital wellbeing built into the past couple of versions of Android, but now the company is experimenting with other ideas. Today, the company has launched 5 new digital wellbeing experiments on Android and they’re all available as apps for you to try.

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ARM unveils four brand new mid-range chips aimed at affordable smartphones

ARM has unveiled four brand new midrange chips aimed at more affordable smartphones and everyday smart home tech that will enable AR, high-fidelity gaming, and more.

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LG has been experimenting with some quirky ideas for smartphones lately, and today its latest device is getting a release date in the United States. Starting November 1st you’ll be able to get the LG G8X ThinQ for $699.

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